"From [Fr. John Hardon's] bio of St. Maximilian [Kolbe], a quote from the holy man: 'I asked the Mother of God what was to become of me. Then she came to me holding two crowns, one white, the other red. She asked if I was willing to accept either of these crowns. The white one meant that I should persevere in purity, and the red that I should become a martyr. I said that I would accept them both.' That is unspeakably impressive isn't it? To ask for both? I'd probably ask if there were any tinfoil crowns available."
— TS, writing in his blog Video meliora, proboque; Deteriora sequor